WRITING RETREATS

The Life Righting Collective promotes the healing power of writing. Exploring your preoccupations and concerns through crafting memoir, fiction or poetry supports mental and emotional well-being.

These writing retreats provide a dedicated time away in a beautiful setting with fabulous vegetarian food, sumptuous accommodation and are facilitated by the award-winning author and poet, Dawn Garisch.

Please click on the tabs below for more information about the retreats.

Unlike our other courses, we are unable to sponsor participants on the retreats at present. Hopefully this will change if we are able to raise the necessary funds .

Sunny Cove

WRITING RETREAT FACILITATED BY DAWN GARISCH 

Venue: Sunny Cove Manor, 3A Highway, Fish Hoek.

Duration: 4 days

Begins: 10am on Friday 16 September: Ends: 10am on Monday 19th September.

Number of participants:  6 participants and one facilitator.

  • Rooms 1-5: (sea views): R7,360.00 all-inclusive
  • Room 6: (mountain view) R7,110.00 all-inclusive
  • Room 7: for the facilitator
All rooms have:
  • en suite bathrooms with shower
  • WiFi and USB connections
  • a tea & coffee tray, and bar fridge.
  • writing table and lamp

Rooms will be serviced every day; linen and towels changed every 3rd day.

All participants are welcome to use the Guest Lounge and outdoor terrace (weather permitting)

Meals

The cuisine is vegetarian, and a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided daily. Meals are served in the communal dining room. Tea/coffee is available in individual rooms.

Sunny Cove staff are responsible for all catering and clean-up. LRC participants are there to just write! 🙂

Mealtimes:

Breakfast buffet: 8.00am – 8.30 am

Lunch: 1.00pm

Dinner: 6.00pm

Other Amenities:

SCM will provide a small bottle of hand sanitizer in each bedroom and a large one in the public rooms. There will also be boxes of tissues available. The televisions will remain switched off.

SCM has a pedestrian gate opening onto Simons town Road. Keys for the gate are available on request for people who want to cross the railway bridge and walk to the beach.

The building has a luggage lift to transport luggage to and from the first floor.

Payment:

Please pay a deposit of R2000 by 31 August to reserve your place

Bank:                     First National Bank

Account Name:   SCM Guesthouse (Pty) Ltd

Account No:        626 436 71 606

Branch Code:       20 23 05  (Fish Hoek)

Please use your surname as the reference.

Please pay the balance into the same account by 9th September.

 

See what previous participants have said:

The general setting was wonderful, great access for walks along the coast, as well as in the immediate neighbourhood. J.G

Delightful, spotless public rooms that are light, bright and airy. A freestanding wood-burning fireplace in the entrance hall heats the whole establishment and the fire place in the lounge is effective and creates great atmosphere. L.S.

The food was simply extraordinary! It was innovative, textured, tasty, varied and each meal, a visual and multi-sensory delight. L.S.

Rheenendal

RHEENENDAL WRITING RETREAT FACILITATED BY DAWN GARISCH

Venue: The School, Rheenendal

Duration: 6 days

Dates: TBC

Number of participants:  6 participants and one facilitator.

ROOMS:

2 Rooms have Queen size beds, Cottage has either X 2 twin beds or King size bed

Elephant Room : Single or X 2 people sharing

Church Room :  held for Dawn

Mud Cottage: Single or X 2 people sharing

All rooms have:

  • ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • WiFi and USB connections
  • a tea & coffee tray, and use of large fridge
  • writing table and lamp

Rooms are serviced every 2nd day; towels changed every 2nd day.

For alternative accommodation within close proximity please see:

https://woodlandsknysna.co.za/

https://www.cliffhangercottages.co.za/

 

Meals

Catering is vegetarian, and a menu is provided daily. Tea/coffee and snacks are available all day.

Mealtimes:

Breakfast buffet:            7.30am – 8.30 am

Lunch:                           1.00pm (or later if requested)

Dinner:                           6.30pm

Other Amenities:

A bottle of hand sanitizer in each bedroom and in the public rooms.

For those who love hiking, forest and beach walks, there are trails in the area.  Permits are required for some – generally @ R 45 p.p. Janet is happy to guide walks or to drop off & collect those who want to go solo/ with a friend.

Buffels and Brenton offer stunning beach walks & swimming for the brave!

 

Cost for those staying at The School:

Rooms (B&B): R 660 per night sharing / R 550 single x 6 nights

Lunches/teas: R150 per person x 6

Dinner:  R200 per person x 6

Facilitation (includes studio hire): R2600

TOTAL SINGLE:  R 8000

TOTAL SHARING: R6680 each

Cost for the retreat and meals for those staying elsewhere:

Lunches/teas: R150 per person x 6

Dinner:  R200 per person x 6

Facilitation (includes studio hire): R2600

TOTAL: R 4700

                                                                                               

Payment:

FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON ACCOMMODATION AND TO BOOK please contact Janet at janet@traffikstudio.co.za

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RETREAT please contact Dawn at dawn.garisch@gmail.com

Banking details:

NEDBANK Account name: J R MEINTJES  Account number: 1001517938

See what previous participants have said:

The evening times of reading aloud were great: both as a source of inspiration in listening to others’ work, and also to get personal feedback. Dawn did an excellent job of facilitating and holding it all together. J.G.

By creating the safe spaces, the magical and mystical fire of creativity can burn. Thank you for the opportunity to let me pile my little logs on, you gave them space to ignite and burn. C.S.

The Life Righting Collective’s work supports mental and emotional wellbeing through life writing! With so many of us experiencing troubling times and difficulties in our lives, now, more than ever, is when we need to take good care of ourselves and nurture our creative spirits.

Please join us!

Love

And the LRC EXCO team

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